This is our rather sad 'rock' garden. It's growing quite well with all the rain we've had. There are perennials and annuals in here and the annuals are the only thing blooming at this point.
My goal is to have a nice fancy stone wall built around this bed. That's been my plan the last 2 summers too. hmmmm....
I planted Petunias, Cosmos and Impatiens in here on this side as there was a huge Lady's Mantle here for years but I had hubby take it out. It was so big and kept sprouting babies everywhere. There is still one at the back of this garden so I'll have my pretty blooms to dry later on. This garden gets shade until the afternoon.
Mind you we've had a lot of 'shade' lately. As in rainy days and cool temperatures.
While digging in the yard one day recently my trowel clinked on something metal. I scraped the soil away and found this ploughshare tine and then dug more and found a brick.
Since we are on an old farm I believe there was a dump in this spot. Farmers dumped stuff in a pile and buried it away from the house. I have found lots of crockery shards in the rock garden over the years too. Pretty blue and white pieces which I have saved. This tine and brick are now in the rock garden. :) I think I might just dig around some more for fun. Who knows what I'll find. Remember Jed Clampet??
This is a clump of Lavender that has kind of split and laid down. It will get bigger and full of blooms which I cut and dry. Love the scent!
The Lily-of-the-Valley are just about done blooming.
The wicker planter on the front deck.
An old enamel kettle with Impatiens. Love the aqua and pink combo.
These two tubs were just planted and are now on either side of the front deck steps. They have geraniums, yellow fan flower, potato vine, lobelia, spike, vinca vine, million bells and sanvitalia.
They will look really full and beautiful in July.
Our front deck.
Clematis vine just starting to climb.
Million bells hanging basket on the shed. I love this colour combo.
In the middle of the above photo is a new Burning Bush shrub.
It's pretty small!
I've wanted one for years as I love the bright red foliage in the fall.
Since we had the pine trees cut down (that's the wood from them all nicely stacked) there is room here for something to grow. There used to be a cedar tree here which we removed last year as it wasn't getting enough light due to the pine trees. Now we are in the open. (I think we need to spread some grass seed down there too.) I'd like to build a corner fence with perennials in this corner.
What do you think? A white picket fence or a cedar rail fence?
Well, that's a bit of what's growing here right now. I'll share more another day when things start to bloom and grow bigger.
I've seen so many beautiful gardens on other blogs that could be in magazines (some have been!) but, I am a simple gardener who dreams big but doesn't get it done. :)
Have a great day!